“Boycott Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, raise voice against human rights violations in Tibet”

Summit Report

GANGTOK, 22 Nov:

Tibetan Women's Association [TWA] central body has appealed to everyone to come together and raise their voices against human rights violations by China. They also appealed to the global community to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

A team of TWA central body consisting of president, Tenzing Dolma and general secretary, Kalsang Dolma are currently in Sikkim.

Addressing a press conference this afternoon, the TWA president thanked the Indian government and Sikkim government for extending support to Tibetan people and their concerns. She further urged Sikkim and the entire country to continue this friendly relationship with Tibetan people.

She mentioned that TWA teams have been going to different parts of the country to reach out to the people with five agendas and to appeal to everyone to raise their voice against the human rights violations in Tibet.

Speaking about the agendas, Ms Dolma mentioned that the people of Tibet have been suffering under China for the last 60 years and China has continuously been violating human rights of the people in Tibet despite criticism from the global community. She added that China has not only captured Tibet but some other countries in Asia are still under China.

On the same, she stressed that everyone needs to come together for the freedom of all these countries and restoration of human rights. She mentioned that China is also destroying the environment by rampantly constructing dams in Tibet on water sources for many Asian nations. She added that Tibet's freedom is also in the interest of the environment and other countries.

Ms Dolma said that the 11th Panchen Lama is missing for 26 years now and no one knows his whereabouts. She demanded the release of 11th Panchen Lama. On behalf of TWA, she appealed to the world community to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to protest against the violation of human rights in Tibet.

The TWA general secretary stressed that the situation in Tibet is getting worse so everyone needs to stand together to put pressure on China.

The TWA team met MP Rajya Sabha, Hishey Lachungpa this morning and was scheduled to meet MP Lok Sabha, Indra Hang Subba this evening.